Golden Spike stops in Saratoga

Forty-three foot monument makes pitstop in Platte Valley traveling from Kentucky to Utah

On May 10, 1869 the two ends of the transcontinental railroad were connected during the Golden Spike Ceremony held at Promontory Summit in the Utah Territory.

More than 150 years later, on October 22, people in Saratoga were greeted by the sight of a large golden spike in town. Parked along 1st Street, adjacent to the municipal parking lot, a 43 foot monument to the Golden Spike sat on a trailer. People stopped, examined the item and took pictures of it both from across the street and close up. Shining in the late October sun, the golden spike appeared to be quite the draw as those who stopped...


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